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Sun May 1, 2022, 11:31 AM May 2022

CBC*: Day 2 of Rolling Thunder rally (April 30 and May 1, 2022 in Ottawa)...

...7 arrested on Friday, 3 on Saturday, police say.

*Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


>Hundreds of motorcycles rolled through downtown Ottawa on Saturday as part of the weekend Rolling Thunder Ottawa rally. Ottawa's acting police chief Steve Bell told CBC
three arrests were made on Saturday, along with seven arrests on Friday, bringing the
total related to the rally to 10. "You've seen us arrest a number of people who did have
conditions not to attend the Ottawa area based on their being charged to the February
convoy," Bell said.

Police said a man was charged for breaching his bail conditions on Saturday. A second
man was arrested after a vehicle was driven onto the sidewalk at Elgin and Queen streets. Police said in a release the driver allegedly rushed an Ontario Provincial Police motorcycle at a checkpoint. The officer was not injured. The man, who was also on bail
conditions stemming from the February occupation, is facing several charges, including
breaching release conditions, dangerous driving, refusal to provide a sample, assault
on a peace officer and assault with a weapon.

A woman was also arrested midday on Elgin Street after an officer was assaulted.
Bell said community safety remains the force's priority. "We will continue to keep our
presence on the street," Bell said. "We will continue to do that through tonight, through tomorrow and until the last member of these demonstrations, protests or rallies actually leaves our city streets."

Mayor Jim Watson said he had confidence in the response to this rally, calling the police "proactive" in an interview with Radio-Canada, but he worried about Saturday night, saying that nights are harder to police as unlawful behaviour can be more common. Compared to the weeks-long occupation that occurred with the Freedom Convoy in February, Watson said the downtown situation was more positive this weekend, although residents are tired after COVID-19, the convoy protest and now this rally.<

There's much more text and photos at the link above. It's good to see the Ottawa
police being more proactive now. I have edited the text to meet our DU 4-paragraph rule.

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